Tag: "epidemic" at medical news
Volunteers sought for avian flu vaccine study
...other populations. The development of a widespread epidemic
of avian influenza, or "birdflu," is of growing concern throughout the world. Human cases, with a high fatality rate, have been reported in Vietnam,Thailand and Cambodia. Public health experts fear that avian flu couldlead to a worldwide pandemic if...
Infectious disease doctors respond to President Bush's strategy on pandemic influenza
...ters for Disease Control and Prevention, including epidemic
detection and response a discussion of how to measure progress and accountability in implementing the plan Preparing for pandemic flu is like preparing for a professional football game. You need a sophisticated and well-thought-out playbook. You nee...
Expert dispels bird flu paranoia
...Eastern Europe but not in Australia. They fear an epidemic
if this strain mutates to spread into a people-to-people virus. "We need to be very alert for bird flu in poultry because the more people who get it from birds, the higher the chance that the virus could change." Dr Doneley said the public were par...
Leaders work to establish diabetes plan for Pennsylvania
...t of a comprehensive, strategic plan to address an epidemic
of diabetes that is robbing Pennsylvanians of thei...ational statewide plan that could help to stem the epidemic
of diabetes." Today, the CDC estimates that 20.8 million Americans some 7 percent of the U.S. popul...
New malaria vaccine shows promise in early clinical trial
... most desired tool to combat the worsening malaria epidemic
in many developing countries. Pierre Druilhe and colleagues (from the Institut Pasteur in Paris) have completed the first human trial of a vaccine based on MSP3, a protein present on the surface of the malaria parasite, with very encouraging results....
The Lancet highlights the global burden of foot disease and amputation in diabetic patients
...sing on foot complications. The world is facing an epidemic
of type 2 diabetes and the incidence of type 1 diabetes is also increasing. The lifetime risk of a person with diabetes developing a foot ulcer could be as high as 25%. If left untreated patients with the condition may have to have their leg amputate...
McMaster virologist develops avian flu test
...test could play a major role during an outbreak or epidemic
by clearly identifying infected individuals early in the outbreak and limiting the spread of virus in the community," said Mahony, director of the McMaster University Regional Virology and Chlamydiology Laboratory at St. Joseph's healthcare, and pres...
ANA encourages nurses and health care workers to get vaccinated against flu
...ns 65 years of age and older. Influenza can reach epidemic
levels and poses a significant threat to public he...t years, the beginning, severity and length of the epidemic
can vary widely from year to year. Before a season begins, it is not possible to accurately predict...
HIV drug resistance increasing in UK and among highest in the world
...ere in the world, prompting fears of a second wave epidemic
of resistant virus, a new study claims in this wee...or a significant number of patients, the secondary epidemic
of drug resistant HIV represents a major clinical and public health problem.'...
First human tests of antidepressant bupropion as methamphetamine addiction treatment hold promise
...diction is a key component of bringing the ongoing epidemic
of abuse under control," said Dr. Thomas F. Newton, the study's principal investigator and professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. "Bupropion's novel effect on the brain is what makes this line of research so promising,"...
Food subsidies are damaging health
... such as ice cream and cakes, fuelling the obesity epidemic
in many developed nations. The World Health Organisation has noted this problem. Its global strategy on diet, physical activity, and health advises member states "to take healthy nutrition into account in their agricultural policies." As long as the ...
A leap forward in understanding cholera
...d in a much better fit with the observed explosive epidemic
patterns of past cholera outbreaks. On one hand, this result lends theoretical support for Camilli's results and suggests that his findings in laboratory animals have clinical relevance. On the other, it strongly suggests that human-to-human transmis...
Evidence links cocaine abuse and Parkinson's disease
...ed the drug during the height of the cocaine abuse epidemic
of the 1970s and 1980s are now entering their older years, when symptoms of PD are likely to emerge. A report on this work appears in the online, prepublication edition of Neuroscience. The St. Jude team showed in laboratory models of both the adult...
New study identifies louse-borne diseases that ravaged Napoleon's army
...ussia in 1812, a new study finds DNA evidence that epidemic
typhus and trench fever ran rampant among the Fren...ained DNA from Rickettsia prowazakii, which causes epidemic
typhus. Testing for other organisms gave negative results, and other appropriate controls were negat...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...trial cancers. "Finding ways to thwart the obesity epidemic
that is arising in this country will not only help prevent these cancers, but other health issues such as heart disease and diabetes," she says. Defining genes of risk and benefit More than 80 percent of all lung cancer cases occur in people who ha...
Artificial light at night stimulates breast cancer growth in laboratory mice
...It also offers a promising new explanation for the epidemic
rise in breast cancer incidence in industrialized countries like the United States. The National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, agencies of the federal National Institutes of Health, provided funding to ...
Losing weight by controlling flavor variety
...z said his motivation for writing the book was the epidemic
rise of obesity among children as well as adults, and the fact that obesity is the driving force behind all of the chronic diseases in this country. He also cites the national preoccupation with weight control, and the need to give people an empoweri...
Avian flu transmission to humans may be higher than thought
...formation, the authors explain that in Vietnam, an epidemic
of HPAI in poultry, subtype H5N1, has been ongoing...l households for subsistence farming. The current epidemic
in poultry is thus not only a public health problem but also an economic drawback for the many Vietn...
Obesity in middle age linked to higher risk of hospitalization and death in older age
...ue the progress already achieved toward ending the epidemic
of CHD and CVD. The success of smoking cessation campaigns and national blood pressure and cholesterol programs can be used as models to combat and reverse the worsening obesity epidemic. The real challenge is to apply the extensive knowledge already...
Obesity in middle age raises heart disease, diabetes risk in older age
...ue the progress already achieved toward ending the epidemic
of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease," the researchers said....
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